Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief and sorrow over loss of precious human lives in tragic crash of PIA aircraft in Karachi.
In a statement, the Prime Minister prayed higher status for the deceased and commiserated with the bereaved families.
He directed concerned authorities and departments to immediately undertake relief and rescue efforts and provide medical aid to the injured.
The Prime Minister also ordered immediate inquiry into the plane crash incident.
Imran Khan said he is shocked and saddened by the PIA plane crash.
Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 22, 2020
In a tweet, he said I am in touch with PIA Chief Executive Officer Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi and with the rescue and relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now.
President Dr. Arif Avli has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in PIA plane crash incident.
In a message, he commiserated with the bereaved families.
Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah have expressed grief over the tragic crash of PIA plane and ordered Aircraft Accident Investigation Board for immediate inquiry into the incident.
Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri, Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan have also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the PIA plane crash in Karachi.
Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Asim Saleem Bajwa in his statement said that all available emergency resources are being utilized on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan in rescuing operation.
Sad News:Our heart goes out to all families of on board passengers of the ill fated PIA plane that just crashed close to Karachi Airport. On PM’s directions, all emergency services & resources mobilised,evacuation in progress.More details will be shared subsequently— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) May 22, 2020
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan have too expressed grief over the crash of PIA Airbus 320 aircraft near Karachi airport, today.
In their separate messages, they said that all out support will be provided to civil administration in rescue and relief operation.
#COAS condoles loss of precious lives in tragic PIA plane crash. Shares grief of bereaved families in this difficult time. COAS directed provision of full assistance to civil administration in rescue/ relief effort.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 22, 2020
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad incident of plane crash near Karachi airport.
In their separate messages, they while expressing their sympathies with the affected families, directed all the concerned officials to provide best possible care to the injured.
They also directed the concerned authorities to carry out the rescue and relief operation in a coordinated manner.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has also expressed deep sorrow and grief over tragic accident.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has expressed grief over the tragic air crash of PIA Airbus, 320 aircraft.
In a press release issued by Pakistan Air Force, the Air Chief said that PAF stands by PIA at this difficult time and extends all out support in Rescue Operation.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and other judges of the apex court have expressed deep sorrow and grief over tragic incident of PIA Aircraft crash in Karachi.
They have extended their heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies to members of the bereaved families who lost their lives in the tragic incident.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed deep grief over devastating plane crash in Karachi minutes away from landing with many making way home for Eid.
Deeply grieved over devastating plane crash in res area flying to Khi & mins away from landing with many making way home for Eid. Terrible tragedy, my prayers with all families. We are in midst of grave challenges as a nation & in these times of trial we must show resolve & unity— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) May 22, 2020
In a tweet, he said it is a terrible tragedy his prayers are with all the families.